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Old 04-02-2012, 04:00 AM   #1
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I have decided to make a clone to this entire system and I have started building the brew-stand already. I got started Saturday evening about 5pm cutting wood the best I could with a speed square and circle saw. By midnight, this is what I had...
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:02 AM   #2
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Not bad. I'm excited to start my own as well. Subscribed to watch the progress.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:04 AM   #3
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Thanks to Kal and "The Electric Brewery" website for the inspiration and also for being so great to answer all my questions so far... I'm sure there will be many more questions. Especially when I start running wire and components to/from my control panel.
Also... I just got my 50 Amp 240 Volt breaker and recepticle installed in my garage last week. I need to build a 30' extension out of 10-4 so I can brew in the drive way on pretty days... My electrician buddy went ahead and ran 6-4 wire to the outlet just in case I wanted to really draw some juice through the plug in the future! MAN... 6 ga. conductors are HUGE!

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:04 AM   #4
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Not bad. I'm excited to start my own as well. Subscribed to watch the progress.
Good thing you sub'd... with my budget, it may be a while between updates! haha!

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:04 AM   #5
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"Circular saw." Good job! Looks plenty sturdy.

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:05 AM   #6
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I plan to actually cut the keg BOTTOMS out and use TriClover fittings on the keg bung for bottom drain kettles. This will require boring large holes through the top of the bench, but I think it will be worth it to have all bottom draining vessels.

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:08 AM   #7
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"Circular saw." Good job! Looks plenty sturdy.
Yep... Maybe that is just a regional slang for a hand-held saw with a round blade... like this

I would scribe my line with the speed square and then use the same square to guide all my cuts through the lumber.

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #8
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I like the idea of bottom drains going right through the deck. Keep the pictures coming.

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #9
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I am pondering the hole diameter needed for fittings and such on the triclover clamps passing through the deck of my stand. What I have in mind is attaching the fittings to the keg first and then feeding it through the top of the brew stand. What size hole would need to be cut to accommodate plenty of clearance from the wood to the tri-clamp hardware?

 
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:10 AM   #10
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Bump... Anybody have any good ideas about my question in post #9?
I offset my beam from the center line of the brew sculpture in anticipation of bottom draining through the bench top.

It took me all evening, but I got all the slats drilled with pilot holes, countersunk and screwed down. I also mounded an additional beam across the top to help with the load of the grain and water. THIS THING IS STOUT! No need posting a progress picture tonight. It would look too much like the photo I started with. I sanded the top tonight as well. Once I get it all sanded down I will stain and seal it and post a picture of that. Oh... I also took a hand plane and broke all the sharp corners and edges. You can tell they were hand planed and not routered, but I don't care... I am no good with a plane but it gives it some character. This is going to be nice to brew on.

 
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